verb (used with object), mod·er·at·ed, mod·er·at·ing.
verb (used without object), mod·er·at·ed, mod·er·at·ing.
- modem session,
- moderate breeze,
- moderate gale,
Origin of moderate
Examples from the Web for moderate
Alcohol and sugar, even in moderate amounts, are not only sinful but poisonous.How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze|Lizzie Crocker|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Yes, the gun: “While this gives a moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise, and independence to the mind.”
As with so many things, keeping screen time in moderate amounts seems key.Yes, Your Toddler Can Watch TV: The New Rules for Screen Time|Russell Saunders|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Too moderate and the more radical groups call you a snitch, jeopardizing your standing and authority at demonstrations.De Blasio and the New York City Protesters Have No Blood on Their Hands|Jacob Siegel|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Members of the Syrian moderate opposition want to coordinate on airstrikes, but say they have been rebuffed.U.S. Hasn’t Even Started Training Rebel Army to Fight ISIS|Tim Mak|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Appearance of a small portion of muscle under a moderate magnification.Voice Production in Singing and Speaking|Wesley Mills
This answer would have satisfied most Christians endowed with any moderate degree of patience; but not so the ruffian.
In primis valeas bene—Now learn what and how great benefits a moderate diet brings with it.
He spoke with peculiar asperity of Sprat, who had undoubtedly been the most humane and moderate member of the board.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
For persons in moderate circumstances this is a very important consideration.Distributive Justice|John A. (John Augustine) Ryan
adjective (ˈmɒdərɪt, ˈmɒdrɪt)
noun (ˈmɒdərɪt, ˈmɒdrɪt)
Word Origin for moderate
late 14c., originally of weather and other physical conditions, from Latin moderatus "within bounds, observing moderation;" figuratively "modest, restrained," past participle of moderari "to regulate, mitigate, restrain, temper, set a measure, keep (something) within measure," related to modus "measure," from PIE *med-es-, from base *med- (see medical (adj.)). The notion is "keeping within due measure." In English, of persons from early 15c.; of opinions from 1640s; of prices from 1904. Related: Moderateness.
early 15c., "to abate excessiveness;" from Latin moderatus, past participle of moderari (see moderate (adj.)). Meaning "to preside over a debate" is first attested 1570s. Related: Moderated; moderating.
"one who holds moderate opinions on controversial subjects," 1794, from moderate (adj.). Related: Moderatism; -moderantism.